Bay Shore, New York, resident named Marietta College's 2018 Outstanding Young Alumna
MARIETTA, OHIO (10/22/2018) Jessica Kelley '07, MCM'08, a 10-time Emmy® Award winning documentary producer for Newsday Media Group in New York City, recently received the Outstanding Young Alumna award from her alma mater, Marietta College.
Kelley, of Bay Shore, New York, was honored during the Marietta College Alumni Association Awards ceremony on Saturday, October 13th.
She is currently the producer for Feed Me TV where she directs her 10-person team to create "documentainment" content on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
"Newsday reminds me of Marietta College," she said. "It's a place that encourages innovation. It gives you the freedom to create work that you're passionate about. There's also strong leadership that runs the company that is always there cheering you on. That was much like my experience (at Marietta College)."
Watch a video of Jessica Kelley's speech.
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 49 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.